In January of 2000, it began to dawn on me that the world had some serious problems. A great deal of subsequent reading informed me that the world’s monetary system was not only seriously flawed (it had been since 1933) but that it was at the point of breakdown. It was like a drunk at the bar who was being kept upright only by the swell of people around him. All the way along my journey, now twenty-one years long, I have asked myself the question, when would people begin to move away?
My mentor, Professor Antal E. Fekete, assured me back in 2008 that it would be at least another ten years before the Fed began to run out of tools. That was a fascinating insight that has conformed with the reality of what we have been witnessing.
Professor Fekete had a personal angle which was that he hoped to no longer be alive when the inevitable disaster materialized. He had already witnessed the misery of one monetary collapse in Hungary and had a strong aversion to being witness to another. In that he was successful.
Now, in 2021, despite the obvious degeneration of our society, the awareness of the dire nature of the situation still has not impinged or impacted on the general consciousness.
Since June of 2000, I have asked myself the questions: when will people wake up to what is happening? What is it that will wake them up?
I know now, finally, that the answer to those questions is ‘never’ and ‘nothing’.
Intelligent people operate off predictions and by sensibly implementing actions to accord with those predictions. Unintelligent people do not predict; they assume. Their primary assumption is that what was yesterday will be how it is today and how it will be tomorrow.
Life on Planet Earth is a battle for survival. Average life expectancy offers us nothing except something else to assume. Predictions are one of the most useful tools of survival; assumptions are the opposite. Or, put another way, one who predicts tends to increase the average life expectancy, one who assumes tends to lower it.
There currently exists a chaos across the whole spectrum of human existence. From war and drought, to imagined killer pandemics and climate catastrophes, to collapsing pseudo-money, to anti-morality nihilism, civilization is whirling like a giddy novice Dervish on the edge of a precipice.
For the first time in many decades, I fear war. Since the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis, cool and calm heads have prevailed. Now? The simultaneous occurrence of a dangerously arrogant Xi Jinping and the equally dangerous fumbling foolishness of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris and their inclusive military keeps me awake at night.
Hopefully, the denouement will not involve a major war. If that is so, it will more likely be the simultaneous occurrence of food and energy shortages that cause the internal collapse of societies. Most people will still not realize what has happened, even as they starve and/or freeze to death.
Let me spell out here what it is that is happening. Once again, governments have become so large and intrusive that societies can no longer bear the weight of their collective and expensive ineptitude.
The two profoundly important messages that resonate down through all the millennia are:
1 Only Gold is money, and
2 people create civilizations and governments destroy them.
These warnings, screamed to us from the pages of history, demand that we take immediate action if we are to avoid calamity. That leads us to a third important message: both stupidity and intelligent timidity are terminal disorders.